We haven't had refrigeration in some time, so I've been doing a lot of cooking with items that don't require it. I had some Spaghetti, so I started with that. I also had garlic cloves, a jar of real bacon bits, a snack size can of black olives, and a small bottle of grated Parmesan cheese (unopened). I've been looking for a block of Parmesan cheese, but the small grocery stores in the area don't carry it. Sometimes you just have to use what's available at the homestead.
Cooking for one person can be challenging. Spaghetti (or any pasta) is a good choice. Dried and uncooked Spaghetti the size of a quarter, will yield about a cup of cooked pasta.
While cooking the Spaghetti, I chopped up a clove of garlic and added it to some olive oil. When the Sphegetti is cooked, I simmer the garlic while also adding some dehydrated minced onion (I didn't have fresh) and a generous amount of real bacon pieces. I sliced up the snack can of black olives, then added the garlic/bacon mixture and olives to the Spaghetti. I topped it off with a *little* sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and Parmesan.
It tastes *much* better than it looks!
I had a cup of mint tea to complement this dish... but it would also love to be flattered by a glass of wine. ~grin~